Special SiteSell Promotion
Craftsy

How Should I Hand Quilt Borders?

by Elene

Quilt

Quilt

Quilt
Borders for Quilt
Top of Quilt
Quilt Borders

I am handquilting a quilt that has 3 borders of different sizes - 3", 5" and 6".


How can I choose a quilting pattern that will work in all sizes?

Compliment or same pattern enlarged?

I appreciate any help you can give me.

Thanks

Comments for How Should I Hand Quilt Borders?

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Feb 28, 2017
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Feedback
by: Elene

Hi Rebecca,

Thank you so much for your answer.

Thanks for pointing out the different ideas, depending on what we want the final quilt to look like.

The quilt will be my daughters so we will discuss it together.

I appreciate your help very much. We seem to be stuck.

Elene

Feb 18, 2017
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Variety of Quilting Options
by: Rebecca

Hi,

Thank you for your question.

When quilting with multiple borders, I always ask myself if I want each border to stand out or to be visually constructed as one piece.

If you would like them to stand out individually, I would choose a different pattern for each border.

This will make the separation more dramatic.

When you want to have them stand out, but not too much contrast, go for the same stitching design. Adjust it for different sizes.

This design would be a fun one for that:

http://www.quiltingsupport.com/continuous-line-leaf-pattern.html

When it is preferred that all of the borders appear as one, do one pattern that crosses over all of the borders.

Here's a good example of a pattern that would work well for that:

http://www.quiltingsupport.com/free-dimensional-line-quilting-pattern.html

The size on this one is approximately 6 inches. So, if you just double the design it will fit the space you need across all 3 borders.


I would love to see pictures of what you are making.

Perhaps, I could give even more suggestions if I were to see them.

Do you think you could post any?

Thanks!

Happy quilting,

Rebecca Humburg
QuiltingSupport.com

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Questions.

Color Block Quilts







Use this search feature to quickly find the information you are looking for.

Your E-mail Address
Your First Name
Then

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Quilting Memories.
Solo Build It!